Phone Interview Tips So You Can Make The In-person Next

October 27th, 2015 | Food for Thought, Interviewing, Job Search, Resume | No Comments »

 

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Want to really rock your phone interview? Even if you aren’t sure whether or not you would be good in your phone interview, phone interviews are often times unavoidable. So, let us look at what you can to make sure you are comfortable in your phone interview. Being comfortable in your phone interview can help you ace the interview and move on to the in-person interview

What can you do to do have a successful phone interview?

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Make sure you have a good location to have a call. It needs to be a quiet area where you can focus. The area that you do your call in needs to be somewhere you can pay full attention to the call

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Conduct research. Know your facts. Make sure you know do extensive research on the company and role. Knowing more than you need to can only benefit you in the long run

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Make notes. Write down some things you want to be sure to mention on your call. These notes can be about you and your resume but they can also be about the position you are interviewing for or just notes about the company

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Rehearse, but only a little bit. You don’t want to sound like you are reciting a scripted answer

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Have your resources in front of you so you can use them during the call

Keep your resume and cover letter out on the desk or table you are sitting at for the phone interview

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Ask your interviewer if they have any specific questions about you

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Send a follow-up/thank you email

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